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A Perfect Day! Buachaille Etive Beag

A Perfect Day! Buachaille Etive Beag


Postby erin_niamh » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:42 am

Route description: Buachaille Etive Beag

Munros included on this walk: Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag), Stob Dubh (Buachaille Etive Beag)

Date walked: 15/01/2012

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 900m

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www.mwis.ork.uk = sunshine spells with 80% chance of cloud free munro's, must take advantage of that I thought :D

so up nice early to meet my lift (StevieM) and Glencoe bound in the dark.

Nice quiet roads meant we arrived ahead of time to meet Stuart (Scoob999) at 7.45am at the already busy car park.

Kitted up, cup of tea and off we went on our merry way at 8.20am.

Stuart with his new found S.O.D :lol: Stevie with his new jacket :lol: and me with my borrowed moon boots :lol:

There are many great reports for this walk already, so I will let the photo's do the talking....

1. the sky towards Glen Etive as we parked at 7.45am.JPG


It was a relentless climb and I think we were all feeling it but we quickly gained height and just over an hour later we had reached the col.
2. Me at the bealach with Glen Etive behind and Stob na Broige to the left.JPG


no hanging about, straight up the steep path and we were soon at Munro No.1 for the day.
3. me at the summit of Stob Coire Raineach with Glen Etive in the background.JPG


with stunning views all around
4. Ben Nevis and Mamores.JPG

5. Buachaille Etive Mor from the summit of Stob Coire Raineach.JPG

6. summit of Stob Dubh with Glen Etive in the background.JPG

7. Ben Nevis.JPG


quick stop for some refreshments and off we went in search of our 2nd summit of the day
8. ascending the summit of Stob Dubh.JPG

9. looking back along the ridge to Stob Coire Raineach.JPG

10. this way to the second summit.JPG

11. me with Bidean Nam Bian in the background.JPG


a nice walk up a steep snowy hill with no need for crampons! :D
12. last little (but exposed lol) climb.JPG


and just more than an hour leaving the previous summit we are reach our 2nd summit of the day :D
13. me at the summit of Stob Dubh looking towards Loch Etive.JPG

14. me at the summit of Stob Dubh looking towards Ben Nevis and Mamores.JPG


can we not go down that way? lol
15. Glen Etive ...its a long way down!.JPG


The views just got better :D The next day like this and i'll be on this
16. The Aonach Eagach Ridge.JPG


2 weeks in a row :lol:
17. The only reason i come lol ...Stevie & Stuart with some bum sliding, i mean practicing ice axe arrests lol.JPG


Another wee rest and some final admiration of the outstanding views
18. final look towards our 2nd Munro of the day, Stob Dubh.JPG


Good weather. great company. stunning views...A Perfect Day!
19. Mr Sun is out, what a day!.JPG


who (used to ) lives in a house like this?
20. The Aonach Eagach Ridge with Jimmy Saville's house at the bottom, or old house as it may be lol.JPG
Last edited by erin_niamh on Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:53 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: A Perfect Day! Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby Alan S » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:53 am

excelent stuff 8) nice pics
I loved the wee bookil, And what a day you got for it 8)
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Re: A Perfect Day! Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby erin_niamh » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:22 am

alan s wrote:excelent stuff 8) nice pics
I loved the wee bookil, And what a day you got for it 8)


thanks :D this is my favorite walk to date by a country mile! ...if only we got weather like that more often :D

i took a few short panoramic videos at each summit, but dont know how to upload them to WH :?
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Re: A Perfect Day! Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby Fudgie » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:14 am

Cracking pictures. You certainly knocked it off with the weather.
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Re: A Perfect Day! Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby StevieM » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:19 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIBWZhqGWk0&context=C372cf68ADOEgsToPDskIKpgzouyfvKVr7gCh4ZCpk[/youtube]
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Re: A Perfect Day! Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby StevieM » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:24 am

Sorry guys. My mistake in posting the Wee Bookil vid on the Glenshee report. Not paying attention.
Anyway, the previous clip shows Stuart and Neil summiting Stob Coire Raineach.
Back to bed now I think
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Re: A Perfect Day! Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby quoman » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:30 am

Well done guys

Am a bit jealous you all had a cracking day as you say the best hills to date if we had the weather every hill would be magic nae Gary wi yous for the laughs :lol: :lol:
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Re: A Perfect Day! Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby erin_niamh » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:42 pm

quoman wrote:Well done guys

Am a bit jealous you all had a cracking day as you say the best hills to date if we had the weather every hill would be magic nae Gary wi yous for the laughs :lol: :lol:


Gary was missed :lol:

Before yesterday I used to go out almost regardless of forecast, within reason obviously but from now I will be keeping a closer eye to try when possible to keep the good yins for the best days. It definitely makes a difference :D

Getting the good days is the hard bit though :?
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Re: A Perfect Day! Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby erin_niamh » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:48 pm



A short panoramic video of the summit of Stob Coire Raineach on Buachaille Etive Beag.
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Re: A Perfect Day! Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby erin_niamh » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:49 pm



A short panoramic video on the bealach of Buachaille Etive Beag Bealach.
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Re: A Perfect Day! Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby erin_niamh » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:51 pm



A short panoramic video of the summit of Stob Dubh on Buachaille Etive Beag.
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Re: A Perfect Day! Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby jonny616 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:31 pm

Excellent pics. One of my fav walks :D
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Re: A Perfect Day! Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby EmmaTowle » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:43 pm

Well Jealous!

Awesome pics. Hope for some days like that myself soon :)
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Re: A Perfect Day! Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby AlisonFox66 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:07 pm

nice one :D
however
grrrrrrrrrr

I climbed this the previous day and the weather was somewhat poorer i.e totally clagged in

we only did the higher Munro as we did need crampons in the slightly icier terrain
at least my walking companion (different one from Sunday) will have an excuse to return to do the other Munro

did you see a pair of black gloves by any chance
as i left mine where I stopped to put my ice axe away

I made up for it on the Sunday by doing Stob Coire Odhar whilst my walking companion did the second Munro of that pair (Stob Ghabhar) -
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Re: A Perfect Day! Buachaille Etive Beag

Postby scoob999 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:58 pm

Thanks for a great day guys
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Glen Etive
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The impressive Bidean nam Bian
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Ben Nevis
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Moon over Stob Coire Sgreamhach
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